Name details

MacKay Peak

MacKay Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

MacKay Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109951

Feature type: Peak

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to c. 700m E of False Bay, Livingston Island, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59; following geological work by BAS, 1975-76, and in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named after Capt. Donald MacKay, Master of the shallop Sarah of the New York sealing fleet under Capt. R. Johnson (Johnsons Dock, q.v.), who visited the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21, and who sent home a collection of minerals and rocks in the brig Jane Maria to the American chemist Dr Samuel L. Mitchell to be added to the collection of the New York Lyceum of Natural History, forerunner of the American Museum of Natural History (APC, 1980, p.4).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 43' 17.6" S
- 62.72156°
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Longitude:
60° 18' 02.6" W
- 60.30072°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Feb-1978

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